W: Burke Badenhop (4-2)
L: Manny Parra (3-7)
HR: Dan Uggla (10), Cody Ross (8), Corey Hart (6)
MVP: Ryan Braun (+.062)
LVP: Manny Parra (-.385)
Win Expectancy Graph
Manny Parra sucked tonight, allowing ten earned runs on eleven hits and two walks in four innings. It's finally gotten bad enough that one has to question Parra's continued spot in the rotation: Parra has allowed 21 earned runs in his last three starts, and was left out there to soak in it for a while tonight after a one-on-one mound meeting with Ken Macha.
If you saw tonight's game you already know how much it sucked, so let's try to shine some light on the positives:
- Jody Gerut singled in the second, stole second to break the Brewers' long streak without a stolen base, then stole third and scored on Manny Parra's sac fly.
- Mike Burns saved the bullpen by pitching four scoreless innings of relief in his Brewers debut.
- Ryan Braun, after leaving last night's game early, was able to play the full game and went 1-for-3 with a walk.
- Corey Hart picked up a meaningless two-run shot in the ninth to close the gap to seven runs.